- Midwife provides basic antenatal (ANC) and postnatal (PNC) care and reproductive health support to pregnant women and new mothers in the various locations NPI is working in (camps, hotels, flats, apartments, clinics etc.).
- Basic ANC includes: BP, urine analysis, palpation, fundal height, auscultation, PH promotion, weight, etc.
- Basic PNC Includes: Breast, scar (with gloves), perineum (a more PH approach by asking Q such as hurt to go to toilet and also advice on patting dry and loose clothing instead of internal examination) bladder care, etc.
- Together with Lactation consultant or counselor, leads childbirth education courses and women support groups.
- Takes weights and heights as necessary and monitors growth using WHO Growth Charts.
- Ensures appropriate documentation is performed in terms of reproductive health care checks, weights and heights and follow up plan of care. If also an IBCLC or has IYCF credential, then can assist in feeding plan only after clearance of the IYCF Coordinator.
- May be asked to provide advocacy support in-hospital during births, accompanying husbands, families and birthing woman. Please note: Greek hospitals do not allow anyone to accompany a woman in childbirth.
- In coordination with the Maternal Health Coordinator develops ongoing care plans.
- Complete data collection forms on caseload on a daily basis for each site and hand in to the relevant Coordinator.
- Together with all volunteers supports the preparation of food packs and other items needed for the field.
- Ensures distribution of food packs for pregnant women and women with children under 2.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Licensed Midwife
- Breastfeeding certifications and training desirable
- Community midwifery experience desirable
- Experience supporting women through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
- Experience working in low-resource or refugee settings